Episode 65 – Rave By Numbers

May 15, 2016


The awesome Brandon Sweet rejoins us to continue our discussion of the rave scene this week! Super duper thanks to host and supreme podcast overlord Bianca not only for allowing Brian to dredge up this topic again, but also for taking the lead and turning the episode into an interview.

And as always, a big thanks to our listeners for contributing thoughtful emails!


The song at the end of this week’s show is Back Again by Run Tings.

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Episode 64 – Party Tornado

May 7, 2016

YeZMWUTah, uh, I don’t even know. I don’t even know what happened here. Robert Menes, Troels Pleimert, and Darth Helmet. And did someone mention kissing Iolo? I just don’t even know anymore.

The song at the end of this week’s show is Stage 4 by Yuzo Koshiro from Streets of Rage.

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Episode 63 – PLUR

April 30, 2016


Oi oi! This week we welcome Brandon Sweet to talk about the Toronto rave scene of the 90s and 2000s. This is an epic chat of nostalgia about the hedonistic days of yore, fuelled above all else by our love of electronic music.

Extra special thanks to Joe and Will StrangeFlow for their thoughtful voicemails, and especially to host Bianca for her patience!

The song at the end of this week’s show is Shapes of Sleep by The Grid.

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P.s., in our excitement we never did define the official rave mantra of PLUR – Peace, Love, Unity, and Respect

Episode 62 – That’s not a seed

April 23, 2016

goodtobekingWoowoo! This would have been a more good-luck tale if Joey the carnivorous hellbird didn’t bite Brian so much. Regardless, whatever flesh remained of us made gumflapping sounds this week about remastered, rebooted, remade, reimagined, reincarnated, rejiggered, and redone games!

Thanks again to Joe Mastroianni for the great new mic! Please let us know whether this improves the audio.

And congrats to Ryan Barnard for winning Troels’s inexplicable contest of mysterious hoohaw!

The songs at the end of this week’s show are the Transylvania themes from the original Ducktales on NES by Hiroshige Tonomura, and from Ducktales Remastered by Jake Kaufman.

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Episode 61 – Mini Dump Adventure

April 16, 2016

blue-screen-erorrWhat a great chat we had this week with our returning guest Chris Olson. This week we begin chatting about video game documentaries but there’s lots more territory to cover in an episode in the hopefully not-too-distant future.

The song at the end of this week’s show is Sun Bleach by Lifeformed featured in Double Fine Adventure.

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Episode 60 – Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio

April 10, 2016

pcghipsterYou found the page containing this text! Ding!

This week we’re talking about achievements: some of our great moments in gaming, a buncha WoW, our manually featured Steam achievements, and Joey goes squawk a few times.

The song at the end of this week’s show is Circles by Kate Tempest as featured in the game Quantum Break.

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Episode 59 – Miichirpo

April 4, 2016

bird_pasta2So many birds!!!

We’re babysitting Grandpa Square’s budgies this week and, thanks to some post-production audio compression, the relentless chirpy jackhammering on our end sounds like a melodious heavenly for you. We need chirp-cancelling headphones or something, eh?

We talk about real world lessons learned from video games this week. Like, wear a hardhat before headbutting question blocks. Trust us.

The song at the end of this week’s show is Overture II by Sakai Asuka and Yu Miyake from the game We Love Katamari.

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Episode 58 – Every Little Thing She Does

March 27, 2016

hqdefaultIt’s a good thing Amayirot Akago is our faithful friend because he joins us in the Square Bunker to talk about cheating! I bet you never took us for pumpkin eaters, didja?

The song at the end of this week’s show is Hotel Exteriors Future by Clint, Michael, or Peter from the game Day of the Tentacle.

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Episode 57 – I’m Turning Japanese

March 20, 2016

beatUmmmmmm what in the world did we talk about this week again? All I can remember is that we had our dearest of dear friends Troels Pleimert as our guest. I’ll tell you what we didn’t talk about though: the topic.

The song at the end of this week’s podcast is I don’t even know what to call this thing by Troels Pleimert.


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Episode 56 – Ego Stroking

March 14, 2016


Ohhhh yeah, pump up that ego!

Thanks for tolerating our downtime as we switched web hosts over the weekend.

No real topic this week because we had an influx of fantastic letters from our beloved readers. Thanks a million, Squares!

The song at the end of this week’s show is Burning Building by Mutsuhiko Izumi and 
Miki Higashino from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game.

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